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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dye v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dyed p. pr. & vb. n. Dyeing.]  To stain; to color; to give a new and permanent color to, as by the application of dyestuffs.
    Cloth to be dyed of divers colors.   --Trench.
    The soul is dyed by its thoughts.   --Lubbock.
 To dye in the grain, To dye in the wool (Fig.), to dye firmly; to imbue thoroughly.
    He might truly be termed a legitimate son of the revenue system dyed in the wool.   --Hawthorne.
 Syn: -- See Stain.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dye·ing n. The process or art of fixing coloring matters permanently and uniformly in the fibers of wool, cotton, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the use of dye to change the color of something permanently